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Dec 26, 2011 11:00am EST
more than 5,000 people have died since syria's crackdown on protests began in march. >>> a suicide car bomber in iraq got through six security check points before setting off an explosive device at the interior ministry. at least five people killed there, 39 wounded. this happened after iraq's prime minister was meeting with the senior security officials to talk about how to keep the country safe. a series of explosions killed almost 70 people in baghdad just last week. >>> mexico says it's captured the chief of security for one of the most wanted alleged drug kingpins in the country. the kingpin is known as e el chappo, shorty. that guy me the forbes billionaire's list last year. they say that guzman's chief of security was involved in kid namgs, secret burials. >>> the maker of the baby formula enfamil said ittested the product and found none of the bacteria that's being plamd for an infant's death. another infant did get sick and is recovering. walmart pulled the cans off its shelves but so far state and federal and now company tests have found no evidence of the bacteria. and a
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Dec 4, 2011 11:30am PST
sex with him when they were still teenagers. >>> anti-government protesters in syria are getting help from the u.s. government in getting their voices heard. details on that, next. >>> and what do you think were the top stories of the year? we'll look at the leading picks coming up. [ adrianna ] when i grill lobster, i make sure it's a melt in your mouth kind of experience. [ john ] the wood fires up the grill a little bit hotter so you really get a good sear and it locks in the juices. surf & turf -- you can't go wrong. [ male announcer ] don't miss red lobster's surf & turf event. choose from three grilled combinations all under $20. like our maine lobster with peppercorn sirloin or our new bacon-wrapped shrimp with blue cheese sirloin for $14.99. [ adrianna ] i think the guests are going to take a bite and be like "oh, man, this is so awesome." [ john ] i'm grill master john mazany. i'm grill master adrianna hollis. and we sea food differently. >>> overseas today, israeli leaders are concerned about how the historic election in egypt is taking shape. early results from the fir
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Dec 26, 2011 9:00am EST
to syria today. activists say they could find scenes like this. this is as reports of more bloodshed, violence, and part of an entire city is under siege. we're talking about it in a few minutes. >>> and we'll show you a post office hit on christmas day with fire, graffiti, and bullets. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> an activist in syria says snipers in some parts of the country are shooting at, quote, anything and everything, as video shows tanks rolling through the streets of homs, one of the flashpoint areas if that country in the anti-regime movement. it's all part of a renewed government crackdown opposition sources say that has reportly left more than 20 people dead so far today alone. well,
CNN
Dec 12, 2011 8:00am PST
-assad in syria. lebanon is the only country that refuses to go along with the rest of the arab world, arab league in condemning and impositions sanctions for what it's doing against peaceful protesters throughout the country. these are very worrying signs and a lot of officials and outside experts are very worried about where this direction, where this iraqi government is going. we'll hear some reassuring words, i'm sure, from nuri al-maliki in this joint news conference with the president, but what he says will be significant. what he does in the coming weeks and months will obviously be so much more important. >> wolf, we'll get to you in a minute. i want to bring in arla who's out of baghdad. he talks about nuri al-maliki and this becoming more of a stable place, at least that's what the prime minister has said. what is life like for the iraqis now? >> reporter: suzanne, it's utterly heart breaking and incredibly difficult. iraqis, especially those in the capital baghdad hardly have a normal life. for them it has become normal. this is a city of blast walls, check points. they sti
CNN
Dec 27, 2011 6:00am PST
from the arab league is now on the ground in syria. they're in the city of homs among other places to see if the government has ended its crackdown on protesters. before the group arrived, our sources in homs say that military forces left their positions. this is to comply with an arab league demand that the military withdraw from city centers. thousands of protesters rallied against the regime. take a look at some of these images from homs today. so, still some violence and just today an opposition group reports four people dead in homs. 13 total throughout the country. mohammed is monitoring the story. we have. >>> been allowed back into syria. i have to ask you about these witnesses saying the military was seen withdrawing from homs once the monitors came in. people say once the monitors leave, the tanks will roll right back into homs. >> that is certainly the fear at this hour, hala. the activists we have been speaking with many say that the government, not that they withdrew the tanks but they hid them in government buildings very close to where crackdown husband been going on an
CNN
Dec 10, 2011 2:00pm EST
across syria now as security force continue a brutal eight month crackdown against protesters there. women and children are reportedly among the dead. we go live to the middle east right after this. >>> security forces reportedly killed 60 people across syria today. i want to warn you some of the video you're about to see is very graphic, cnn jim clancy is in tripoli, lebanon. he has the latest on this eight month syrian crackdown. i understand one of yesterday's, among those dead was a small child, a 10-year-old, right? >> reporter: a 10-year-old child sitting in his own home by a window hit by a single round that was fired penetrated that window frame. he bled to death in his own home. a very sad case certainly. and indicative of the way the violence has been spiraling downwards in syria and especially in the city of haams. then came his funeral and at his funeral the people who were carrying his body in a procession actually came under fire from snipers. we talked to abdul who is a member of the revolutionary council and he said he point ad finger at snipers that worked for the s
CNN
Dec 23, 2011 6:00am PST
mission that's coming in next week to try to end the violence in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal cr
CNN
Dec 29, 2011 8:00am PST
demonstrate. >> the arab league tells cnn it has 75 monitors in syria and more are expected in the coming days. >>> somber music played over loud speakers as thousands gathered to memorialize north korea's kim jong il for a second day at pyongyang. a state orchestrated ceremony once again proclaimed his 20 something son kim jong un the supreme leader. kim ruled the secretive nation for 17 years. he reportedly died of a heart attack two weeks ago. >>> the u.s. is warning iran not to disrupt a key oil shipping channel. the obama administration describes iran's threat to block the strait of hormuz as saber rattling. the administration says it will do what it must to keep the strait open. >>> in 200915 million barrels of oil passed through the strait every day. any disruption could affect how much you pay for gasoline. >>> there may be criminal charges in the country's worst offshore oil disaster. the spill killed 11 workers in the gulf of mexico. now "the wall street journal" reports prosecutors are preparing a case against some bp employees. charges could include providing false info
CNN
Dec 30, 2011 8:00am PST
attack ads against gingrich. >>> crowds defy danger and took to the streets in syria today. opposition groups call the rallies the crawl to freedom square. they urge demonstrators to defy sniper attacks to make their way to public gathering places. the opposition says 32 people were killed by security forces today. the uprising has prompted some soldiers to defect. >> translator: we got the orders in the army that went against my oath as a soldier. i had sworn to protect civilians, but when i saw what the government forces were doing to the people, i defected. >>> they say there will be no change in policy despite the death of kim jong il now replaced by his son. the state-run news agency put out a statement saying north koreans are insulted south korea didn't allow more people to attend kim's funeral. it says, the tears they shed will turn into a, quote, roar of revenge. >>> police in egypt stormed the offices of ten human rights and pro-democracy groups, some of which are u.s. funded. they took computers, other he electronics. the egyptian prosecutor's office says it's part of an ill
CNN
Dec 26, 2011 10:00am PST
arab league is due in syria today. it is supposed to observe, and therefore, discourage the government's brutal crackdown on its own people. a crackdown that seems to be in full force despite a promise to the arab league just last week. this is amateur video reportedly from the flash point city of homs. the opposition says 22 people have been killed here today alone. >>> the global intelligence website stratfor is still down after hackers stole thousands of client names. a group called anonymous says it has no brief with stratfor who it considers an unbiased source for information. >> stratfor is in the business of providing geopolitical information the way the sort of state department does about political climate, on a very granular realtime basis. both to the general public in a more broadway an more specifically in their e-mails that people pay for. so in a sense they are in the security business, so that makes them kind of a ripe target for headline purposes, i guess. >> stratfor says it is diligently investigating the breach. >>> it is boxing day in britain, an annual h
CNN
Dec 23, 2011 11:00am EST
here. >>> let's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government announced that it would not accept foreign de
CNN
Dec 27, 2011 11:00am EST
today. >>> some of the video we're taking in from homs today in syria. a team of arab league observers now on the ground trying to get the government to end this. a brutal crackdown on protesters. syria's keeping international journalists out of that country. that's why mohammed jamjoom is following events from kcairo, egypt. we're getting reports that thousands of demonstrators took to the groubd again today. what can you tell us? >> well, drew, opposition activists there tell us that tens of thousands of demonstrators calling for an end of the regime took to the streets of homs today. the reason they gathered was because they were no longer facing crackdown by the military there. there was a live stream video that shows earlier many people chanting for people in from the international community. we're told in the past hour from residents that some members of this protest tried to go to another area of the city called clock square, where they believe that meps of the arab league delegation were so they could speak to them and when they got there, some tell thaus the protesters were fi
CNN
Dec 12, 2011 10:00am PST
their holiday recess. >>> tonight is the deadline reportedly set by syria for anti-government protesters in the city of hom to get back in line or else. an opposition group called the free syrian army fears a massacre if residents fail to turn in their weapons and give up military defectors as damascus is demanding. activists say security forces have killed 20 people nationwide today alone. officials haven't publicly acknowledged the deadline and have denied opposition claims that the city's being cut off from water, electricity and food. >>> as we just heard, live from the courthouse, the u.s. and iraq are marking an honorable end to an arduous war. president obama hosted iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki 19 days before the last american troops are due to be gone from iraqi soil. the president says it is time to honor sacrifices borne by troops and civilians of both nations and to start a normal relationship based on respect. >> today only several thousand troops remain there and more are coming home every day. this is the season of home comings and military families across america ar
CNN
Dec 7, 2011 11:00am EST
than 4,000 people have been killed in the uprisings inspired by the arab. syria's president denies ordering his troops to crack down on protesters. he spoke with abc's barbara walters in his first american interview since the uprising. >> reporter: do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they are not my forces. they are military forces that belong to the government. i don't own them. i'm president. i don't own the country. >> reporter: no, but you have to give the order. >> no. no. no. >> reporter: not by your command? >> no, no one's command. there was no command to kill or to be brutal. >> well, the arab league and turkey have both criticized and sanctioned syria for that violent crackdown. >>> afghan president hamid karzai canceled a trip after double suicide attacks rocked his country. this was the scene after a suicide bombing at a sh iet shrine in kabul. that happened yesterday. 60 people were killed throughout afghanistan on that holy day. >>> an american was also killed. today 19 people at least including women and children were killed when their bus hid a r
CNN
Dec 14, 2011 1:00pm EST
in russia, syria, downtown new york made headlines collectively throughout the year. >> we decided in the end rather than pick on any one individual or small group, we would go for -- >> runners up include congresswoman ron paul -- paul ryan, i should say and kate middleton. >> by there is no denying injuries, broken femur, blood clots in the legs. is the alleged violence at famu an isolated incident or entire culture? one of the accuser's attorneys joins us next. >>> first, meet today's rock stars. these new york sanitation workers jumped into action after seeing a mother and four kids trying to escape a house fire. the workers immediately called 911 after seeing the flames and told the kids on the roof to jump. >> we yelled at them, we were screaming, jump, jump, jump into my arms. i grabbed the feet and he caught the bodies as they were coming down. once the first one came down, they came down one after the other. >> the two by thes consider their heroics quote all part of life. i'm good about washing my face. but sometimes i wonder... what's left behind? [ female announcer ] purif
CNN
Dec 31, 2011 1:00pm PST
say. >>> and quite the opposite in syria. huge protest crowds are turning out across the country again today. and the death toll has grown. earlier today an activist network reported nine deaths in clashes with security forces. it has now changed the number of dead to at least 13. the united nations says more than 5,000 syrians have died since mid march. two opposition groups have reached a deal on a plan for democracy in case syria's president steps down. >>> back in this country, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled ohio near the urban centers of youngstown and warren. this same area has been the center of a lot of controversy over fracking, a method of getting natural gas out of shale rock. critics worry it could cause earthquakes and other damage. >>> and customers complained and verizon listened. the country's largest mobile phone provider is scrapping its $2 fee for customers to make a one-time bill payment. the movement sparked outrage from thousands of verizon customers for having to pay a fee to pay their bill. >>> and the new year will mean new lives for entertainers,
CNN
Dec 30, 2011 6:00am PST
funeral ceremonies. >>> let's take you to syria now. a significant day. huge anti-government protests are erupting across the country along with more reports of violence. at least eight protesters reportedly killed today. we have no way of confirming that independently. outside journalists are still banned from syria. you're seeing there some images from homs today. people are feeling emboldened, we're hearing. they're going out on hundreds of thousands. because international journalists are barred from syria, it makes this next piece of video all the more fascinating. cnn has obtained exclusive video of the battle in homs between government security forces and troops who have defected. our reporter there needs to remain anonymous. take a look. >> the neighborhood of homs. fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged with a shootout with snipers from the syrian military. these men say they're allfectors and they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take rifle with a position scope with him when he defected. but most of the fighters from the fre
CNN
Dec 31, 2011 12:00pm EST
their top five picks for 2011 right after this. >>> huge crowds turning out all over syria again today. we're getting reports about new violence and clashes between anti-government protesters and riot police. full details on that coming up. >>> all right. every weekend we bring you the top legal cases of the week with our regular legal guys avery friedman and richard herman. they have picked top five cases of 2011. avery friedman civil rights attorney in cleveland. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i richard herman, good to see you. happy new year. >> happy new year, fred. >> let's take a look at the list, greatest legal cases. we've ranked favorites. let's count them down. avery ranks dominique strauss-kahn which you died with warren jeffs. >> a tie. >> couldn't decide. >> you chose actress lindsay lohan as number five. you both agreed on number four rod blagojevich for corruption and sentencing deserved that spot. for number three penn state's jerry sandusky, and american student in italy amanda knox also at number three. first why didn't you put sandusky on your list? >> well,
CNN
Dec 27, 2011 12:00pm PST
appreciate it. thank you so much. >>> all right. straight to reporter roulette. we're watching syria where violence continued today despite arrival of an observer mission from the pentagon. also watching pakistan where the government has a problem with the u.s. military's version of a mistaken air strike. and wait until you see the dreadful weather about to smash into the entire east coast. we're in the cnn severe weather center for all of that. welcome to you all. first to cairo and cnn's mohammed jamjoom. the arab league fact-finding mission went to work today in syria. tell us what you know about where they went and what they're seeing. >> reporter: isha, we heard today they went to the city of homs where we heard reports of increasing violence, deaths and injuries the past few days. there were videos purporting to show members of the arab league in homs today. one video purports to show the head of the mission being shown remnants of weapons there by residents in the city. another video purports to show the members of the delegation there with residents of homs basically saying t
CNN
Dec 21, 2011 10:00am PST
trekking. today we start in syria. what they call horrific massacres this week and calling on the u.n. security council to help protect civilians. we cannot ind penitently confirm the allegations. >> the japanese government and tokyo electric power company have unveiled a plan to decommission the damaged puck shee -- puthe plant was badly damaged from the earthquake and tsunami that hit in march. that disaster killed 15,000 and displaced another 80,000 who lived within a large radius from the plant. >>> and this piece of art work was stolen. this was displayed for more than 40 years and valued at more than $750,000. the piece was probably stolen to be sold as scrap metal for a few hundred bucks. it follows the surge in demand for copper leaving thieves to rob even war memorials. >> and this is the same charity princess diana supported. in 2009 he spent a night among the homeless during an event. bill clinton has said he didn't want to spend the remainder of his days wishing he was still president. we will hear from him in his own words about why life in the white house is better than
CNN
Dec 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
so. just today we were talking in the newsroom about syria. we would not know what is happening inside syria if it is not for twitter, social media, youtube. news reporters are not allowed in. we cannot verify exactly whether the information is authentic, but we see all these videos uprou uploaded to youtube. people are tweeting, getting information out. ordinary people will not stand for repression. they will find ways to organize themselves, they will find ways to tell the world and ask for help. >> it is happening on a very big way. and then you mentioned there is some food. what is the food connection here? >> actually, we -- people were tweeting about food, that doesn't even quiexist in the und states. the mclobster, that was the number one hash tag about food. people kept tweeting about the mclobster that is coming to the united states. >> they wanted it to happen they were wishing. >> they burst their bubble and said, no, it is not going to happen. >> no one knows where that came from, how that got started? >> no. maybe somebody said they feel like eating a mcliorstobster
CNN
Dec 30, 2011 12:00pm PST
turns deadly in syria. hundreds of thousands of pro democracy demonstrators jammed the streets of homes and other cities across the country. as part of what the opposition called the crawl to freedom square. anti-government groups say at least 35 protesters have been killed. witnesses say this video we're about to show you shows a man who had his legs blown off being carried by friends in a damascus suburb. the crackdown by president bashar al assad's presence continues. the monitors are in syria to verify assad's pledge to pull troops from the streets and end violence. >>> a huge sinkhole is threatening about a dozen homes in allentown, pennsylvania. and it's inching closer to a cemetery. it's gotten so close a court order gives the coroner the go ahead to remove caskets from some 60 graves if need be. the fire chief says the sinkhole is 50 feet long and 30 feet wide. he said a water main break probably caused the ground to give. >>> and this is the last stock market day of 2011. we want to show you the numbers. a quick look at the big board there. and the dow right now down some
CNN
Dec 10, 2011 8:00am PST
rights group says at least 16 people were killed today in clashes outside of syria. the united nations says more than 4,000 people have now died in syria's anti-government protest. on friday, the body of a 10-year-old boy was carried to his burial. >>> this year has been a record setter for u.s. drivers. you probably know this. you've spent a lot of money on gas. totally, it's been $448 billion on gasoline so far this year. but i want to put that into perspective for you. that's already 100 billion more than last year. the oil price information service points to consistent did ily high oil prices as the main reason for that there. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden taking in some football action today. they're both attending the army/navy game this afternoon in landover, maryland. it's the 112th meeting between the two big rivals. >>> tens of thousands of russians filed into a moscow square today to protest last weekence's parliamentary elections. the protests come after they believe there was favoritism to vladimir putin's side. i know it's over, but they were ex
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Dec 11, 2011 11:30am PST
director of the national children's advocacy center today in the 5:00 eastern hour. >>> from syria now, a warning. a blood bath could be imminent. the syrian government is giving protesters a deadline. the details straight ahead on that. >>> checking news headlines overseas now. an earthquake struck southern mexico overnight, centered about 100 miles south of mexico city but still felt in the capital city. officials say the 6.5 magnitude quake killed at least two people and damaged dozens of home and syrian military commanders are warning protesters in the city of holmes to hand in their weapons and stop protesting by monday night or they'll face bombardment. according to an opposition leader, that deadline has not been verified by the syrian government. >>> russia's president promises to look into allegations of election fraud, one day after tens of thousands of russian voters filled public spaces in moscow, furious at what they call a rigged parliamentary election last weekend. >>> some pandas get a taste of the holiday spirit. we have video that's gone viral. you'll understand w
CNN
Dec 25, 2011 7:00am EST
positioning tanks. it's the epicenter of a long-time anti-government movement in syria. >>> and news on the presidential election front. reaction coming in after newt gingrich and rick perry failed to get on the virginia primary ballot. a pretty big deal for them, an important state that they will not be on the ballot for. gingrich's team announcing that they would now launch an aggressive write-in campaign. one problem, though -- virginia law specifically prohibits write-ins for a primary. so now what? the gingrich campaign says it's evaluating the options. >>> just three minutes past the hour on this christmas day now. and christmas celebrations taking place all over the world. a lot of people getting that shopping done. well, the pope is saying you need to set aside this commercialization of christmas. the pope presided over the traditional midnight mass last night. in his message, specifically he asked them to remember the "essence of christmas" rather than the commercial holiday it has become. >>> also in russia, hundreds of families gathered to welcome -- there he is -- th
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Dec 5, 2011 8:00am PST
button attached to it. >>> after months of bloody crack jouns against protesters, syria now says it will let observers into the country to monitor what is going on but only if the arab league agrees to drop sanctions against syria. the u.n. says more than 4,000 people have died in sirrian protests this year. >>> once again, southern california is bracing for powerful, dangerous santa ana winds. we're talking gusts hitting 60 miles an hour in the mountains. that's happening today. 50 miles an hour in los angeles, ventura counties. what has it been like to deal with santa ana over the past week? >> cold, number one. scary and going to bed real early at night because there's nothing else to do. >> i didn't think it was going to be out for as many days. i got a generator. we have a lot of food we don't want to lose. >> the high wind warning is in effect through tomorrow. >>> check it out n. is the scene here in washington where police on a cherry picker forcibly removed occupy protesters as folks around them chanted, let him go. the demonstrators were on top of this wooden structure you
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Dec 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
bloody day in syria where at least 22 people were killed. ten of those died in the city of holmes where we believe this video was shot. the government refused to send its crackdown on protesters despite widespread criticism. on friday the u.n. human rights council became the latest to condemn the crackdown. syria called the report unjust. >>> vice president biden is calling for more openness around the world. he said political and social freedoms can create economic opportunities. he was speaking at a global business summit in istanbul. the crowd applauded when he suggested the next steve job could be a turk, noting how their economy has tripped in the last deck dade. >>> a third person murdered after answering a craigslist job posting. the latest victim is ralph geiger of akron, ohio. brogan rafferty is charged with aggravated murder and attempted murder for the deaths. the suspect's mother says the man behind it is richard beasley who is yet to be charged in the murders but is in jail on promoting prostitution police on long island are set to reknew their search for shannon gill bort,
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Dec 22, 2011 9:00am EST
and take a look and listen. citizens protesting in syria and the government launches a brutal crackdown. now some arab neighbors are stepping in. that story straight ahead. >>> also, two sailors making history in virginia with this kiss. sharing the coveted first kiss after one of them returned from sea. [ mujahid ] there was a little bit of trepidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ it's easy to see what subaru owners care about. that's why we created the share the love event. get a great deal on a new subaru and $250 goes to your choice of 5 charities. with your help, we can reach $20 million dollars by the end of this, our fourth year. >>> your look now at some stories making news across country. walmart has recalled cans of baby formula after a 10-day-old baby
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Dec 26, 2011 12:00pm PST
. check it out. a lot of our viewers will be interested in that. syria, egypt, lots going on. we will try to cover it in the next two hours. >> indeed. as we go into this election campaign, as things really heat up, closer attention paid to the situation in iraq there. and you know, whether that could come back and impact president obama and his reelection hopes, wolf. >> it is interesting. vice president joe biden has been the point man for the obama administration and trying to make sure that following the complete withdraw of u.s. forces from iraq that country stays together, doesn't get into a civil war. he's been on the phone all week, and speaking with the shiite, sunni, kurdish leaders, he is trying to do his best. but ironically joe biden more than anyone else who years ago feared that this whole country could split up into shiite sunni, kurdish sections. that fear, at least according to the analysts i'm speaking to, people on the scene and we will speak with our own are a want damon. that fear is real. it's been more than a week since u.s. troops have been out of iraq and tha
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Dec 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
arab league will discuss the crisis in syria. new video underscores how time may be running out for pro democracy activists. >> the pictures you're looking at show a crowd bearing the body of a ten-year-old boy. protesters say he was killed by a sniper's bullet as he sat in a house. they carried limb to a graveyard where he received a hasty funeral. protesters warned that military surrounded homes and could be ready for full scale attack on residents. activists say at least 16 people have been killed today. >>> russia witnessed some of the biggest antigovernment protests today since the fall of the soviet union. tens of thousands defied authorities and ignored the frigid weather to turn out in moscow. they believe the last election was rigged, in favor of putin's united russia party. the demonstrations -- demonstrators want the results thrown out. they are calling for a new vote. putin is widely expected to return to his old post of president the next election. >>> in a horrific scene near the philippines capitol, 13 people killed, two victims reportedly children. at least 20 more p
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Dec 17, 2011 7:00pm EST
so severe she had to be hospitalized. >>> a report on the violence in syria is next. also, the hazing scandal. one student says she was hazed, giving up her scholarship and going home. >>> overseas now, egypt's revolution isn't over and a new standoff between protestors and police turned bloody. officers battled with batons and guns, at least ten people have been killed since friday. a fire at a cairo library destroyed 200-year-old manuscripts consider ared irreplaceable. egypt's interim prime minister blaips protestors for raarson. they want him out of office. >>> leon panetta became the first secretary of defense to visit libya. he didn't try to sugar-coat the challenges. he said the transition to democracy will be hard and it will be difficult. the secretary said he believed libya's future would be prosperous. he also called libya a source of inss operati s praigpiration fo >>> the physical wounds of the iraq war are not only fresh are, they are forever. now that the war is winding down, the recovery has a long way to go. michael holmes talks to iraqi civilians whose lives have bee
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Dec 17, 2011 7:00pm PST
? what influence will iran have with its allies? syria, for instance? and i think we have to look at it within that context. it's a regional picture. >> the yeah. i look forward to more of your thoughts. it's interesting you saying it was a counter weight to other countries in the area. and we're talking about syriaen an all of those places there. and i think next if we are to be doing this soon, obviously, it will be afghanistan and we don't know the when that's going to happen for sure. but right now, we know the u.s. president has said by the end of the year, all combat troops out of iraq and more of our coverage with hala gorani moments away. don't go anywhere. forty years ago, he wasn't worried about retirement. he'd yet to hear of mutual funds, iras, or annuities. back then, he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement solutions for our military, veterans and their families. from investments... to life insurance... to health care options. learn more with our free usaa retirement guide. c
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Dec 29, 2011 3:00pm EST
dangerous place. the city of homs has been the center of the resistance in syria. the government is tightening its choke hold on the people there. tanks firing at protesters, snipers randomly shooting civilians on the streets. the country is being accused of hiding the real slaughter from peace monitors. one thing our journalists and filmmakers put his life on the line and slipped into that city to get the real story. he's sharing what he found in a cnn exclusive. >> the snipers are on basically every main street. they have checkpoints on both side sides. snipers would shootive who is crossing this street between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. in the morning. this is an unofficial curfew. they told me, i have to meet this woman. this is the mother of the victim who got shot when she was pregnant in the seventh month. it's during the morning when she wants to go out for shopping. >> her brother tried for half an hour to get to the walls and roofs to get to her. he didn't manage to reach her. finally they managed to pull her away. it took another half hour to get her to my house. >> a half h
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Dec 11, 2011 1:00am PST
relentless crackdown in syria continues. activists say 16 people were killed saturday. among the victims a doctor who the opposition considered a hero of the resolution. the united nations estimates more than 4,000 people have been killed in the recent unrest. >>> in oslo, norway, three women accepted the nobel peace prize today. and immediately dedicated the honor to women struggling for equal rights around the world. the three are the liberian president. a social worker and peace campaign in liberia. and an activist and journalist in yemen. >>> volunteers remember fallen u.s. service members by laying wreaths on their headstones. more than 700 state and national cemeteries, dozens of u.s. militaries on foreign soil and all the sites of the september 11th attacks. about 90,000 wreaths were left on head stones at arlington national cemetery. >>> cnn heroes meet hollywood glamour sunday night. the top ten cnn 2011 heroes will be narrowed down to one. kareen wynter is at the shrine auditorium where the countdown is on. who are we expecting on the red carpet? >> hi, there. actually made our
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Dec 21, 2011 11:00am EST
propaganda wing. >> syria's main opposition group is accusing the government of horrific massacres this week. this amateur video is said to show a gun battle on the streets of damascus. almost 250 people were killed over a 48 hour period. the group is calling on the arab league and the u.n. security council to step in and stop the deadly crack down. an iranian american man who is being held on spying charges in iran is being told he has got to face trial here. he is an ex-marine and arrested in august while visiting relatives and his family says he was forced to confess in a televised video. the state department says he is being falsely accused. >> the faa just announced new sweeping changes to prevent pilots from flying fatigued. 50 people were killed. federal transportation investigators did not cite fatigue as a direct cause of the crash but said neither pilot appeared to have slept in a bed the night before. there are tens of thousands, right, of flights every day around the world. showing all the flights in air right now. leading into the holidays there is 43.3 million people who will f
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Dec 13, 2011 6:00am PST
top stories now, possible revenge attack in syria. an activist group tells cnn that army defectors killed seven government security forces. payback for the government killing of 11 civilians in two villages. >>> four soldiers are dead after two army choppers went down during a training exercise in washington state. military says it happened on training grounds inside joint base. it's not clear yet if they collided. >>> speaker john boehner says that the house could vote on a tax relief and job creation bill. no deal yet on extending the payroll tax cut. lawmakers go on their holiday break friday. >>> sandusky, jerry sandusky's attorney speaking right now after his client walked in and out of the courtroom waiving his rights at a preliminary hearing. >> the commonwealth would have had an opportunity to recite the allegations in the presentment and filed against jerry sandusky in this matter, which would have really left us with the worst of all worlds. we would have heard rthe allegations without cross examining the witnesses who testified as to their credibility and as all of you k
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Dec 19, 2011 10:00am PST
they'll sell the nukes. >> you remember they were providing nuclear material to syria a few years ago and the idz raillies got wind of that and went ahead and bombed that nuclear facility in syria. that was material that was being provided to the syrians by north korea. the north koreans earlier had a relationship with a cue kahn, the father of the pal stannian nuclear bomb if you will. they worked with libya nor gadhafi. chris is right, they want to make money, one of the ways to do that is to sell their military or nuclear capability. this they need it, this is a country thated money they have the military. facing nearly a million south korean troops south of the dmz and about 28,000 or 30,000 american drops with the south koreans just in between, if you will. it's a very, very dangerous point, bill richardson always says it ace a tinder box and presumably right now one miscalculation, brooke, by the south koreans or the u.s. doing something which the north koreans would regard as provocative, endangering them, would trigger the north koreans to do something. and before you know it, it
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Dec 13, 2011 10:00am PST
firearms convictions but never been charged with any terror crimes. >>> now so syria, where at least 34 people are said to have died in today's fighting between government troops and dissidents, the united nations says 5,000 people have died since the violence broke out nine months ago. but a government spokesman disputes that figure calling it incredible. they say the dead include a 10-year-old boy killed by sniper's bullet in his own home. mourners were going to bury the boy friday, the funeral procession also came under fire. >>> finally to pakistan where political leaders are criticizing a u.s. move to cut aid. pakistani relations have grown increasingly strained and pakistan recently stopped fuel shipments to nato sources. yesterday a committee voted to withhold $700 million in aid in to pakistan. the chairman of the the foreign affairs committee calls the u.s. move unfortunate and untimely. >>> newt gingrich has advice for mitt romney. you be nice to me and i'll be nice to you. but is all of this good guy talk possible in such a heated presidential race? plus, win or lose the firs
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Dec 13, 2011 11:00am EST
are told seven government security forces were killed in syria, and today's violence follows an unbelievable act during a funeral procession for a 10-year-old boy. shots rang out at the boy's family and friends carried his body to a grave. the child died when a bullet struck him while he was inside his home. >>> one of three people wounded in a hollywood shooting spree has now died. >> there's a madman in the street. oh, my god! you all right? there's a man that just shot people. >> that man fired into cars on sunset boulevard friday afternoon. police shot and killed him. the victim, john aterbury. he worked on albums for christina aguilera and michael jackson and the spice girls. >>> there were no gotcha moments in the latest gop debate. in fact, the meeting between jon huptsman and newt gingrich was a friend ligate. they mostly agreed during the foreign policy discussion causing or calling for automatic cuts in defense's budget. >> it strikes me as just the worst possible way to approach this. create the defense system you need, create the foreign policy you need, then let's t
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